Hi im hoping I can get a bit of help to save me from tearing my hair out
I have recently purchased a VPN (SurfShark) and want to get it set up to run on my raspberry pi 3b running a fresh install of OSMC
I followed their generic instructions for setting up OpenVPN and am able to use putty to access command line and get the service up and running I think. (instructions below)
Install the necessary packages by entering the command:
sudo apt-get install openvpn unzip
If you are requested to enter your password, please enter your computer’s admin password.
Navigate to OpenVPN directory by entering:
Download Surfshark OpenVPN configuration files:
sudo unzip configurations
Remove the .zip file which will not be used:
sudo rm configurations
To see the list of all the available servers enter:
Choose one of the servers from the server list and connect to Surfshark by entering:
sudo openvpn [file name]
OpenVPN will ask you for service credentials.
You have successfully connected to Surfshark if in the Terminal logs you can see “Initialization Sequence Completed”.
To disconnect from the OpenVPN connection simply open terminal and press Ctrl + C.
My first query is once I start the service I see the message “Initialization Sequence Completed”.
but I no longer have a command line to test if its working is this how it should be? if I did this through the terminal directly on osmc could I get osmc to start up again?
Secondly as far as I can tell it disconnects as soon as I disconnect the putty session
is there a way I can make it auto start when the pi starts up?
I have read various articles but have seen a lot of conflicting information and I think things may have changed in how its done so I am confused. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.